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Lavender Latte

Sip on something heavenly when you enjoy a homemade Lavender Latte! The delicate notes of lavender pair oh so well with the steamed milk and bold espresso. It’s a fun and fancy replacement for your normal everyday cup of coffee! I’ve also included steps on how to make this latte if you don’t have an espresso machine, that way everyone can join in on the floral fun.

All too often, the most important meal of the day is skipped over and underappreciated. Take a little extra time in the morning to treat yourself not just to amazing coffee recipes (like this delightful Lavender Latte), but with the best breakfasts, too!

Some of our favorite breakfast staples include Banana Raspberry Muffins, Lemon Ricotta Pancakes, and the best Bacon Bleu Cheese Frittata.

Coffee mug with latte on a saucer.

☕️ Lavender Latte 

If you’re a lavender fan, this latte is going to be your new favorite way to start the day! Made with Lavender Simple Syrup, this latte is delicately flavored with real floral flavor and has all of the amazing aromatic qualities you’d expect it to have.

Truly, the smell of freshly brewed espresso with lavender notes is pure bliss! And don’t fret if you don’t have an espresso machine in your kitchen. You can very easily make a Lavender Latte without it!

I’ve included a few tips on how to heat the milk without an espresso machine and how to adequately sub regular coffee for espresso.

👩🏻‍🍳 How to Make a Lavender Latte

With an espresso machine:

  1. Pour the lavender syrup into a 10-12 ounce mug.
  2. Brew one shot of espresso and pour it into the mug over the syrup.
  3. Heat and steam ¾ cup cold milk to around 145℉ – 165℉ (or to your preferred temperature). Froth to create enough foam so that you have 1 cup of steamed milk.
  4. Pour the steamed milk over the espresso and lavender syrup, topping the latte with foam and a few dried lavender buds if desired. 
  5. Sip and enjoy!

Without an espresso machine:

  1. Heat the milk in the microwave or on the stove. Then, use an electric frothing wand to create the foam. You can also add the warmed milk to a sealed jar and shake vigorously to create foam. 
  2. Add the lavender syrup to your mug and then fill the mug ½ – ¾ full with brewed coffee. Top with steamed milk.
Collage showing how to make a lavender latte.

❗️Tips and Variations:

  • Craving some extra sweetness? Add a touch of your favorite sweetener.
  • Add a drizzle of honey and loose lavender leaves on top for a pretty garnish. 
  • The ingredients only call for a single shot of espresso but add an extra shot if desired. 
  • Whole milk will give you the best foam for your lattes, but you can use any percentage fat milk you prefer. If using an alternative milk, I would suggest using a “barista” version, which adds ingredients to help the milk froth. Regular alternative milks have a much harder time creating foam. 
  • Many coffee chains, similar to Starbucks, heat their milk to 160°F-165℉ for most hot drinks. Milk steamed to 145℉-160℉ will have a sweeter taste, although will be slightly less warm. Milk steamed to 165℉-185℉ is considered extra hot. Anything heated beyond 185℉ is considered burned. Use a kitchen thermometer to ensure your steamed milk reaches the perfect temperature!
  • Half a tablespoon of syrup is equal to about 1 pump of syrup at a cafe. Most cafes use 3 pumps of syrup for a drink of this size. Add an extra ½ tablespoon accordingly as you increase the size of your drink.
Coffee mug filled with lavender latte.

Storage and Reheating

Storage: This latte should be enjoyed immediately! However, if you want to save some of it for later, store it covered in the refrigerator. Then, you can pour it over ice to enjoy chilled or reheat it. 

Reheating: Reheat it for 30 seconds – 1 minute in the microwave (depending on how much you have left of the beverage).

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Lavender Latte

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 Serving
Calories: 149kcal

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Pour the lavender syrup into a 10-12 ounce mug.
    1 ½ tablespoons lavender simple syrup
  • Brew one shot of espresso and pour it into the mug over the syrup.
    1 ounce espresso
  • Heat and steam ¾ cup cold milk to around 145℉ – 165℉ (or to your preferred temperature). Froth to create enough foam that you have 1 cup of steamed milk.
    1 cup steamed milk
  • Pour the steamed milk over the espresso and lavender syrup, topping the latte with foam and a few dried lavender buds if desired. 
    Dried lavender buds for topping
  • Sip and enjoy!
  • See the post for instructions on how to prepare this latte without an espresso machine and tips about the recipe!

Notes

*The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of 1 latte. Actual calories will vary.
 
*For more information, tips, and answers to frequently asked questions, please refer to the post.
 
*Photos courtesy of the Blogger Bake Shop.

Nutrition

Serving: 1latte | Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 97mg | Potassium: 399mg | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 395IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 301mg | Iron: 0.04mg
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